A Denver-based bakery is in the middle of a dispute after a man asked them to make a Bible-shaped cake with anti-gay slogans written in icing.
Marjorie Silva, owner of Denver’s Azucar Bakery, is facing a complaint from a customer alleging she discriminated against his religious beliefs.
She said she has made cakes for many religions but draws the line at hate speech.
“It’s just horrible. It doesn’t matter if, you know if you’re Catholic, or Jewish, or Christian, if I’m gay or not gay or whatever. We should all be loving each other. I mean there’s no reason to discriminate.”
The complainant, Bill Jack, from Castle Rock, said in a statement to a television station he believes he “was discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed.”
“As a result, I filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division. Out of respect for the process, I will wait for the director to release his findings before making further comments.”
This comes on the back of a religious bakery in Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. The baker is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs.
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